Tad Dickman: Senior Manager, Public Relations (904) 633-6136 [email protected] Brooks: Public Relations Coordinator (904) 633-2262 [email protected] Gonoude: Public Relations Coordinator (904) 633-2263 [email protected] Vaughn: Communications Manager (904) 633-6590 [email protected] Edwards: Senior Vice President, Communications (904) 633-6202 [email protected]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SUNDAY, AUGUST 30
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT:
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS at WASHINGTON REDSKINSPRESEASON WEEK 4 GAME RELEASE
THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 2015FedExField (79,000)
7:30 P.M. EDT
Sunday, August 3010:50-11:10am Practice (open to media)12:35pm Head Coach Gus Bradley available in TV studio Players available to media in locker room
Monday, August 3111:25-11:45am Practice (open to media)1:15pm QB Blake Bortles available in TV studio Players available to media in locker room1:20pm Head Coach Gus Bradley available in TV studio
Tuesday, Sept. 110:00-10:20am Practice (open to media)11:05am Head Coach Gus Bradley available in TV studio Players available to media in locker room
Wednesday, Sept. 2Travel Day (No media availability)
Thursday, Sept. 37:30pm Preseason Game 4 at Washington Redskins at FedExField
JAGUARS ON TWITTERThe Jaguars utilize Twitter (@jaguars) and Facebook to provide fans with timely information, an exclusive behind the scenes look at the organization and the opportunity to engage in con-versations with players and coaches. Jaguars.com senior writer John Oehser can be found on Twitter at @JohnOehser, and Jaguars senior correspondent Brian Sexton can be found on Twit-ter at @JagsVoice. Jaguars reporter J.P. Shadrick (@JPShad-rick) provides live updates during games, practices and press conferences.
JAGUARS MEDIA ONLINEThe Jaguars Public Relations department utilizes PR.Jaguars.com to keep the media up-to-date with relevant materials. At this site, you will find press releases, weekly game releases, tran-scripts, updated player biographies, results, game books, an in-terview request page, as well as the 2015 Jaguars media guide. For a PDF version of the media guide, please visit: http://prod.static.jaguars.clubs.nfl.com/assets/PDFs/jacksonville-jag-uars-2015-media-guide.pdf.
Preseason Week 4 at Washington Redskins 1 EverBank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
THIS WEEK: The Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) finish their preseason sched-ule on Thursday, September 3 against the Washington Redskins (2-1). This weeks game marks the fifth time the two teams will meet in the preseason, with Jacksonville leading the series, 4-0. In their last meeting, the Jag-uars defeated the Redskins, 24-17, in the 2009 preseason finale. The two teams have met six times in the regular season, with Washington lead-ing the series, 5-1. The Jaguars are 46-38 in their 21-year preseason history.
PRESEASON BROADCAST INFORMATION: For the second straight year, WJXT-TV Channel 4 serves as the Jaguars preseason broadcast partner. Sam Kouvaris will call the play-by-play, former Jaguars QB Mark Brunell will provide analysis and Nikki Kimbleton will report from the sidelines. The preseason broadcast will be shown in 10 markets in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama.
After a successful inaugural campaign in 2014, WJXL 1010-AM/92.5-FM re-turns as the teams radio broadcast partner in 2015. Jaguars radio broad-casts feature play-by-play announcer Frank Frangie joining former Jaguars Jeff Lageman and Tony Boselli in the booth, with Rick Ballou reporting from the sidelines. Jaguars.com reporter J.P. Shadrick co-hosts game day studio coverage alongside Mike Dempsey for the Jaguars radio network. The Pub-lix tailgate show begins the game day broadcast three hours prior to kickoff.
PRESEASON WEEK 3 VS. DETROIT: Jaguars second-year QB Blake Bortles com-pleted 20 of 29 passes for 245 yards and one TD in just over two quarters of action (54 offensive snaps). Bortles and the first-team offense were extreme-ly proficient on third-down, converting 10-of-12 opportunities and orchestrat-ing three consecutive 80-yard drives to begin the game. On 29 pass attempts, the first-team offense did not allow a sack. The Jaguars first-team offense has scored on eight of their last 11 possessions, which includes a turnover on downs in field goal range and the clock running out at halftime vs. Detroit. Second-year LB Jeremiah George posted two tackles vs. Detroit and leads the team with 15 tackles through three preseason games. While the offense regis-tered 30 first downs, the Jaguars defense held the Lions to 14 first downs. On special teams, the Jaguars coverage units rank among the leagues best with their opponents averaging 3.3 yards per punt return and 22.2 yards per kick return. The Jaguars punt return unit, which was highlighted by a 27-yard return by undrafted rookie CB Nick Marshall, is averaging 11.7 yards per punt return.
RESHAPING A ROSTER: After his hire on January 8, 2013, General Manager Dave Caldwell was tasked with reshaping the Jaguars roster. Of the 75 play-ers on the Jaguars current roster, only nine were with the organization prior to Caldwells arrival. Those nine players are K Josh Scobee, TE Marcedes Lew-is, DE Tyson Alualu, LB Paul Posluszny, DE Ryan Davis, OT Austin Pasztor, QB Chad Henne, DE Andre Branch and P Bryan Anger. Of the 25 draft selec-tions made by Caldwell over the past three drafts, 24 remain on the roster.
JAGUARS MAKE ROSTER MOVES: The Jacksonville Jaguars announced on Saturday the following roster transactions to reduce their roster to 75 players: The club placed second-year OL Josh Wells and rookie DE Dante Fowler Jr. on the teams Injured Reserve list; the club waived/injured second-year WR Greg Jenkins. Jacksonville also released third-year LB Mister Alexander, rookie DE Camaron Beard, first-year OL Cody Booth, fifth-year CB Tommie Campbell, rookie S Desmond Cooper, rookie DT Eric Crume, fifth-year WR Tandon Doss, second-year LB Khairi Fortt, rookie TE Connor Hamlett, first-year K/P Kasey Redfern, rookie OL Jack Rummells and sec-ond-year QB Jeff Tuel; the Jaguars active roster is now at 75 players. All NFL clubs must reduce their rosters to 75 players by 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 1.
LAST WEEK VS. DETROIT LIONS
Preseason Week 4 at Washington Redskins 1 EverBank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
August 28, 2015 at EverBank Field 1 2 3 4DETROIT LIONS (2-1) 0 13 0 9 22 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-2) 7 7 3 0 17
The Jaguars were defeated by the Detroit Lions, 22-17, in Week 3 of the preseason, despite having the lead during 46 minutes, 37 seconds of the game. Blake Bortles connected with Allen Hurns on a 13-yard touchdown pass to put Jacksonville on top late in the first quarter. Rookie T.J. Yeldon made his NFL preseason debut and ran for 10 yards on 8 carries, including a 1-yard plunge in the second quarter, 14-0. Detroit responded to Yeldons score with a three-play, 85-yard drive capped by a 62-yard touchdown recep-tion by Golden Tate from Matthew Stafford, cutting the deficit in half. Stafford then hurled his second passing touchdown with 35 seconds left in the half, a 4-yard dart to Corey Fuller. Holding a one-point lead going into the third quarter, a 35-yard field goal from Jason Myers supported the Jaguars to a 17-13 advantage. However, Detroit answered Myers score with a 51-yard field goal from Kyle Brindza, 17-16. With 1 minute, 41 seconds remaining in the contest, Zach Zenner produced a 3-yard rushing touchdown, putting the Lions on top by a final score of 22-17.
TEAM Q TIME SCORING PLAY DRIVEJAX 1 3:18 A. Hurns 13 yd. pass from B. Bortles 15-82, 7:51 (J. Scobee kick)JAX 2 13:44 T. Yeldon 1 yd. run (J. Myers kick) 6-80, 2:05DET 2 12:20 G. Tate 62 yd. pass from M. Stafford 3-85, 1:24 (M. Prater kick)DET 2 0:35 C. Fuller 4 yd. pass from M. Stafford 9-95, 4:32 (kick failed, HLU)JAX 3 8:32 J. Myers 35 yd. Field Goal 13-63, 6:28DET 4 4:42 K. Brindza 51 yd. Field Goal 10-50, 4:14DET 4 1:41 Z. Zenner 3 yd. run (pass failed) 5-18, 2:16
LIONS JAGUARS First Downs (Run-Pass-Pen) 14 (4-9-1) 30 (5-19-6)Total Yards-Plays-Avg. 348-46-7.6 392-80-4.9Rushing Yards-Attempts-Avg. 108-20-5.4 68-27-2.5Net Yards Passing (Sacked-Yds) 240 (0-0) 324 (4-21)Att-Comp-Int 26-17-0 49-32-0Third Down Conversions (Pct.) 6-11 (55%) 13-17 (76%)Fourth Down Conversions (Pct.) 0-0 (0%) 0-2 (0%)Punts-Avg. 4-45.3 1-42.0Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2Penalties-Yards 14-145 8-60Time of Possession 24:05 35:55
JAGUARS RUSHING: Bortles 4-38, B. Pierce 7-17, T. Yeldon 8-10 (1 TD), D. Robinson (3-7), S. Morris 1-0, C. Grant 2-(-1), S. Johnson 2-(-3).
LIONS RUSHING: Z. Zenner 8-85 (1 TD), G. Winn 6-13, A. Abdullah 3-8, T. Riddick 1-3, M. Stafford 1-0, K. Moore 1-(-1).
JAGUARS PASSING: B. Bortles 20-29-245 (1 TD), C. Henne 8-12-62, S. Morris 4-8-38.
LIONS PASSING: M. Stafford 11-15-173 (2 TD), D. Orlovsky 5-10-61, K. Moore 1-1-6.
JAGUARS RECEIVING: B. Walters 5-46, A. Hurns 4-42 (1 TD), M. Lewis 3-51, C. Harbor 3-33, R. Greene 3-25, N. Jacobs 2-39, D. Robinson 2-29, C. Hamlett 2-15, A. Robinson 2-14, B. Koyack 2-7, C. Grant 1-19, T. Yeldon 1-12, T. Washington 1-7, S. Johnson 1-6.
LIONS RECEIVING: G. Tate 3-91 (1 TD), J. Ross 2-40, G. Salas 2-17, G. Winn 2-14, A. Abdullah 1-21, B. Pettigrew 1-20, J. Fauria 1-9, E. Igwenagu 1-8, T. Riddick 1-6, L. Moore 1-6, C. Fuller 1-4, J. Maxwell 1-4.
SACKS: JAGUARS None LIONS 4.0 (C. Wootton 2.0, J. Worthy 1.0, Team 1.0).
Attendance: 59,327 Time: 3:01 76 degrees
LIONS DEFEAT JAGUARS, 22-17
ROSTER COMBINATIONSOffensively, the Jaguars have used 101 different lineup combina-tions this preseason. The most frequently used lineups, which have each run